Thermaltake HardCano 13
Written by Michael Larabel in on 29 January 2005. Page 1 of 3. Add A Comment

Thermaltake's HardCano fame arose with the HardCano 2, which offered a 40mm silent fan and two-channel LCD temperature monitoring system, although this is rather lax by today's standards. Over several revisions, new features began showing up - such as USB and Firewire ports, fan speed controller switches, and a multi-function transfer rack. Thermaltake's HardCano 13 is no minor alteration, but an entirely new generation for future HardCano units. Some of the new features include a 6 in 1 card reader, large back lit LCD monitor with eight different colors, and a precision electronic button control. However, this device doesn't come cheap; priced at over $60 for a single 5.25" multi-function panel.


· Ideal solution for integration of a smart card reader and Fan controller into the desktop environment
· Suit for 5.2-inch Drive Bay
· The best 6 in 1 Card Reader- compatible with 6 different media: CF/IBM Microdrive/SM/SD/MMC/MS
· Great combination with fan controller and monitoring device
· Large EL back light LCD Monitor with 8 colors
· Precision Electronic Button Control


Thermaltake states, inside the user's manual, that the included parts are the HardCano 13 module, and accessory pack. With the first two being self explanatory, the accessory pack contains four 3-pin fan extension cables, four thermal probes, and two 4-pin to 3-pin power adapters. Also included is the USB extension cable, for connecting to your motherboards USB headers, four pieces of thermal tape, and a driver CD for the card reader. The thermal tape is used to keep the thermal probes in place. Unfortunately, none of these cables came sleeved together, for easier cable organization.

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